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3×3 basketball — How U.S. women are pushing to qualify for 2020 Games

[ad_1] 12:04 PM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.From left, Megan Huff, Linnae Harper, Cierra Burdick and Alexis Peterson make up Force 10's 3x3 team. Force 10Force 10, owner of the Seattle Storm, recently announced the formation of a 3x3 professional women's team that will compete in
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Five ways WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert can make a good first impression

[ad_1] 5:16 PM ETMechelle VoepelespnW.com CloseMechelle Voepel covers the WNBA, women's college basketball, and other college sports for espnW. Voepel began covering women's basketball in 1984, and has been with ESPN since 1996.Cathy Engelbert, announced as the WNBA's new commissioner in May, officially starts this week. The former CEO of Deloitte LLC had a lot of success in the business world, and she needs to hit the ground running in
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WNBA bans Williams 10 games for dom. violence

[ad_1] The WNBA suspended Los Angeles Sparks guard Riquna Williams for 10 games without pay as a result of a domestic violence incident involving her ex-girlfriend in December.In April, Williams was arrested on felony charges of burglary with assault or battery and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon without intent to kill, stemming from the December incident.Police records show she struck ex-girlfriend Alkeria Davis in the head and pulled her
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Serena Williams hasn’t lost focus — she’s gained perspective

[ad_1] 10:31 AM ETAlyssa RoenigkESPN CloseAlyssa Roenigk is a senior writer for ESPN The Magazine and ESPN.com whose assignments have taken her to six continents and caused her to commit countless acts of recklessness. (Follow @ESPN_Alyssa on Twitter).LONDON -- A little more than an hour after Serena Williams departed from Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday, after losing a third straight Grand Slam final for the first time in her
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Why the Djokovic-Federer Wimbledon final was decided by historic tiebreaker

[ad_1] Editor's note: This story originally ran on June 25. It has been updated to account for Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer's historic five-set Wimbledon final on Sunday, with Djokovic winning 7-6 (5), 1-6, 7-6 (4), 4-6, 13-12 (3). This was the first singles match at Wimbledon decided by a tiebreaker.On Sunday, Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer entered the record books when their Wimbledon championship match reached 12-all in the
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De Randamie stops unbeaten Ladd in 16 seconds

[ad_1] 10:40 PM ETMarc RaimondiESPN Amanda Nunes might have her next UFC bantamweight title contender.Germaine de Randamie knocked out the previously undefeated Aspen Ladd in just 16 seconds in the main event of UFC Sacramento on Saturday night at Golden 1 Center. De Randamie landed a straight hand that put Ladd down immediately and then followed up with punches on the ground.It was the second-fastest finish in UFC women's bantamweight
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With all eyes on Serena, Halep keeps her composure to win Wimbledon

[ad_1] 1:43 PM ETD'Arcy MaineESPN LONDON -- Leading 5-2 in the second set, Simona Halep sat in her chair during the changeover and looked straight ahead. She didn't smile or show any signs of emotion whatsoever, seemingly tuning out the buzzing crowd. She wiped the small amount of sweat accumulated on her face with a towel, but otherwise was completely still. She might not have even blinked.When time was called,
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Serena mulls more events to help win 24th major

[ad_1] LONDON -- Serena Williams will seek to play more tournaments outside of Grand Slams to bolster her bid for singles title number 24 after losing the Wimbledon women's singles final to Simona Halep on Saturday.Williams is one Grand Slam off equaling Margaret Court's record of 24 but her latest bid at Wimbledon was ended by Halep as she won 6-2, 6-2.After the match, Williams did not make any excuses
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Serena Williams vs. Simona Halep — Key questions for the Wimbledon women’s final

[ad_1] 2:46 PM ETESPN staffLONDON -- Serena Williams and Simona Halep will be chasing two very different dreams when they face off in the women's singles final at Wimbledon on Saturday.For Williams, it is another opportunity to equal Margaret Court's Grand Slams singles title record by claiming the 24th of her career, and she will be hoping to go one better than she did at SW19 last year, where she
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Serena’s defining Wimbledon moments on the road to the final

[ad_1] 11:23 AM ETD'Arcy MaineESPN LONDON -- It's been a memorable fortnight for Serena Williams at Wimbledon. Entering the tournament having played in just five events this year and struggling with injuries throughout the season, expectations were uncharacteristically low for the 23-time Grand Slam champion.However, thanks to some stellar play and an unexpected partnership in mixed doubles with Andy Murray, Serena has once again been one of Wimbledon's brightest stars.1